Tag Archives: Italy

“5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY”

Bridge of Sighs and Dreams was published five years ago this week. My goal was to entertain and inform. Sales, interviews, newspaper and magazine articles, and lovely reviews have exceeded any expectations I might have had. An unforeseen benefit has … Continue reading

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“TALENTED WRITER, LYRICAL AND INTELLIGENT”

Susan Marie Malloy – WOW! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I am over the moon with joy. I’m delighted that you had as much fun reading the book as I had … Continue reading

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“I COULDN’T PUT THE BOOK DOWN!”

  “I have always been infatuated with WWII History and the Holocaust. I was so impressed with the details and the character’s determination for survival and dreams of the future. Pamela Allegretto did an amazing job capturing the history, the fear, tension, and intimidation of the times. … Continue reading

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MATERA

None of us the US are allowed inside the EU right now, but that doesn’t stop us from dreaming of better days to come. For those adventurous artists who have squeezed the last drop from your yellow ochre and burnt … Continue reading

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FESTA DEL REDENTORE – Venezia

  The Festa del Redentore, one of the most important traditional events in Venice, commemorates the end of the plague of the 16th century. The annual celebration takes place during the weekend of the third Sunday of July. Between 1575 and … Continue reading

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“TIME MACHINE OF A BOOK”

“Ms. Allegretto is first and foremost a graphic artist and illustrator, but this literary foray of hers makes one wonder, if she hadn’t taken up the brush, what she might have accomplished with the pen. In Bridge of Sighs and … Continue reading

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“THIS BOOK LEFT ME BREATHLESS”

  “Bridge of Sighs and Dreams is a stirring and evocative portrait of Italy under the Fascists and the Nazi occupation. I’ve visited Italy several times and the elegant descriptions made me feel as if I had returned. This book … Continue reading

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SICILIAN TABLE

Since travel to Italy is not an option right now, I dug up this painting to keep the dream alive. This trompe l’oeil still life of a Chianti bottle with olive oil decanter, provolone cheese ball, and plum tomatoes on … Continue reading

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“DYNAMIC ACHIEVEMENT”

“This book absorbed me fully from the first chapter, and the suspense grew steadily throughout. If you want a riveting glimpse of the confusion, chaos, horror, and poignant humanity of war (in this case, World War II Italy), this book … Continue reading

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FESTA DELLA LIBERAZIONE

Today is one of Italy’s most celebrated holidays: Festa della Liberazione (Liberation Day Celebration). It marks the fall of Mussolini’s Italian Social Republic and the end of the Nazi occupation in Italy in 1945. For a deeper insight into life … Continue reading

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NEW INTERVIEW

NEW INTERVIEW I was honored to have Ronesa Aveela at Bendideia Publishing invite me for a featured interview in the Cultural Diversity section of their website. I feel privileged to be included alongside so many accomplished authors who feel deeply … Continue reading

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ASHES TO ASHES, DIAMONDS TO DUST

My second novel: Ashes to Ashes, Diamonds to Dust has been published. “Venice sets the stage for a diamond caper gone wrong, where everyone is someone else, and no one can be trusted. During her Venetian trip to participate in … Continue reading

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“IT WAS AMAZING”

What a fabulous way to end the year! Thank you to noted author M.P. Tonnesen for taking the time to write such a lovely review.  “A gripping, beautifully written story of love, war, and human nature set in Italy during … Continue reading

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“MESMERIZING”

“MESMERIZING” Thank you so much to novelist Marina Osipova for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I am grateful to you for your kindness. “Bridge of Sighs and Dreams is everything that readers who enjoy historical fiction, … Continue reading

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“BREATHTAKING”

“BREATHTAKING”   Many thanks to USA Today Best Selling Author, Ellie Midwood, for writing such a lovely review. “Fans of the historical fiction genre will definitely enjoy this novel set in pre-war and WWII Italy. It’s a complex tale with … Continue reading

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